President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Chapel Hill shootings: Erdogan criticises US response

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised US leaders' responses to the murder of three Muslim students in North Carolina.

Speaking on a visit to Mexico, Mr Erdogan said he had called US President Obama, Vice-President Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry about the deaths, and criticised their "silence" on the case.

More than 5,000 people attended the students' funeral on Thursday. Initial indications are that the gunman, Craig Hicks, acted in a dispute over a parking space, but the victims' family claims it was a hate crime.

  • 13 Feb 2015
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